This Mark 3 Iron Man Halloween costume is based closely on the the movies. I spent lots of time trying to get all the details in.
It is mainly made of Poster Board, Foamies (arts & crafts thin foam sheets), a ton of Hot Glue(I think I used 140 sticks or so including the helmet and arc reactor), and Mod Podge for the body. Mod Podge was used to seal the foam to make painting easier and to strengthen the poster board and seal that as well. The entire construction of the costume took about 1 month on and off or 100 hours of labor. Most of the time was spent test fitting and cutting templates that fit me correctly.
The Arc Reactor was made by following the Instructables Arc Reactor DIY using surface mount LED's and molding plastic.
The Helmet took about 40 hours of work (including drying,sanding,bondo, and painting). It was made by first creating a mold of my head as the base using Plaster Bandages you can get from arts and crafts store (Plast'r Craft is the brand). Once this dried I built up the Iron Man Mark 3 shape by using a very thin aluminum mesh(held down by hot glue) you can get from arts and crafts stores as well near the clays. Once you think you have the shape down, lay down more plaster bandages. Then, cover the outside of the helmet with bondo in small increments, sanding in between each application to a smooth finish. After that is just painting.
Painting was done using a Gloss Colonial Red and a RustProof Metallic Gold. 3 coats for body and 6 for helmet for an extra shine.
Coolest Homemade Iron Man Heavy Artillery Costume 6
by Sean S.
(Los Angeles, CA)
Homemade Iron Man Heavy Artillery Costume
I'm wearing the Homemade Iron Man Heavy Artillery Costume. It's a different suit from the red and gold Iron Man suit you see in the movie. The reason why I chose this suit is because I'm a big guy, and this armor is more tank-like than the movie and comic book version. It fits my body better than the more sleeker Iron Man design. I love the way I look in this suit.
This costume is homemade. It is made out of cardboard, foam bored, bondo, and fiberglass. It took me about 7 months to make. A lot of time and heart went into it so I really hope you enjoy.
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My second Homemade Iron Man Costume which is the MKV, which is the Extremis armor from the comic book series. But this build is the movie version of the Extremis. Only a hand full of leaked photos. I decided to create the Very first MKV Extremis movie armor. taken to the children hospital and done some fund raising for homeless children and children with special need. enjoy.
Additional Info Build material: -High impact urethane plastic -700+ rivet n washer used so far -2 part resin "urethane" helmet.
Armor info -Thigh completed v.1.0 -Shin's Completed v.1.0 -Chest plate/piece completed v.1.0 -Abdominal area "super flex, move as i move" v.1.0 -Armored shoes -shoulder bells -Neck guard -bicep/tricep -forearm